Proton CEO shuts down Indian VPN servers in protest against cybersecurity rules

The Swiss company behind popular virtual private network service Proton VPN is pulling its servers from India, the latest provider to do so in response to new government rules that companies and rights groups say threaten the privacy of users. users.

India’s IT security agency will from Sunday ask VPN operators in the country to collect information such as customer names, email addresses and the IP addresses they use to connect to the internet. Companies must retain data for at least five years and provide it to authorities upon request.


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